This day conference brings an outstanding line up of speakers who are world renowned practitioners, clinicians, teachers and researchers addressing mental health needs in schools and communities. Their sessions will focus on topics that draw on up to date research and practice innovation on public mental health in schools: including, partnerships between schools and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) dealing with mental health problems, enhancing and measuring wellbeing in children and young people, new trialling of a classroom management intervention, and ADHD interventions in schools.
The conference will include the ACAMH AGM, and all-day poster display and discussion opportunities. We welcome poster abstract submissions related to the meeting theme, as well as other topics related to child and adolescent mental health.
About the speakers
Jack Tizard Lecture will be given by:
Professor Lord Layard, Emeritus Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, where he was until 2003 the founder-director of the Centre for Economic Performance. He now heads the Centre’s Programme on Well-Being. Since 2000 he has been a member of the House of Lords and is a keen advocate of making subjective well-being of the people the central objective of governments.
Gregor Henderson, the National Lead for Wellbeing and Mental Health with Public Health England, setup in 2013 they are responsible for leading work nationally on improving the health and wellbeing of the population in England.
Professor Tamsin Ford, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Exeter Medical School. Tamsin is also honorary consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist at Devon Partnership Trust. Her session will focus on new findings from a large cluster randomised trial of a classroom management intervention.
Professor Eric Taylor, a leading child psychiatrist, he has been awarded the Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research by NARSAD. His session will address new findings on ADHD interventions in schools.
Professor Miranda Wolpert, is Director of the Evidence Based Practice Unit (EBPU) an academic unit, part of both University College London and the Anna Freud Centre committed to developing and disseminating the evidence base in relation to child mental health service provision. Her session will focus on the measurement of wellbeing in children and young people.
Jaime Smith, Head of Schools Engagement, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and Steve Rippin, Assistant Headteacher, Tapton School, Sheffield, will focus on their experiences of partnerships between schools and CAMHS, as part of the national Schools and Mental Health Link Pilot. This project, led by the Anna Freud Centre, is working with the Department for Education and NHS England to improve child mental health services in over 250 schools.
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